The mission of the Newburyport Public Schools, the port where tradition and innovation converge, is to ensure each student achieves intellectual and personal excellence and is equipped for life experiences through a system distinguished by students, staff, and community who: - practice kindness and perseverance - celebrate each unique individual - value creativity; experiential; rigorous educational opportunities; scholarly pursuits; and life-long learning - provide the nurturing environments for emotional, social, and physical growth - understand and embrace their role as global citizens.
Child Find Notice
It is the responsibility of the Newburyport Public Schools to identify any child who is a resident of Newburyport, who may have a disability, regardless of the severity of the disability. It is also the responsibility of Newburyport Public Schools to evaluate those students to determine if they are eligible for special education or related services under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) or 603 CMR 28 (Massachusetts Special Education Regulations).
What is Child Find Screening?
The Newburyport Public Schools provides Child Find screenings throughout the school year at no cost to families. The purpose of this screening is to identify preschool age children birth to five who are at risk for developmental delays and may require special education services.
Does my child need to be screened?
You may want to consider the following questions: Does your child?
The Newburyport Public Schools is committed to identifying children before their (3rd) third birthday in order to provide early intervention services for three and four year-olds.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s development or you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider having your child screened please call: the Francis T. Bresnahan Elementary School for an appointment or for more information (978) 465-4435 ext. 3125.
Date of screenings will be held on:
Friday,March 9, 2018
The Newburyport Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities.
The Newburyport Public Schools is committed to maintaining a school environment free of harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. Harassment by administrators, certified and support personnel, students, vendors and other individuals at school or at school-sponsored events is unlawful and is strictly prohibited. The Newburyport Public Schools requires all employees and students to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner with respect to their fellow employees, students and all members of the school community.
Newburyport Public School Nurses promote student health and safety...healthy children learn better!
Pupil Services encompasses Special Education and Section 504 services for students in Newburyport.